New Instagram Apps Worth Using

by Wendy Chamberlain on April 20, 2015

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Instagram never fails to amaze its 300 million monthly active users. The team behind this popular photo-sharing platform continues to find ways to make sharing pictures and videos very enjoyable to users of all ages.

New apps have been introduced recently to encourage creativity among users. These include the Hyperlapse and the newly-released Layout.


hyperlapse instagram

Launched in 2014, the Hyperlapse app allows Instagram users to capture top quality time lapse videos. It features a built-in stabilization technology called Cinema that eliminates the shake thereby letting you create professional looking and captivating videos. The role of the stabilization algorithm is to help capture fluid videos.

Unlike in the past when creating quality videos with a cinematic appeal required expensive equipment, meticulous planning and a video editing software, Hyperlapse is simple and easy to use. When you open up your camera, you can just tap the begin recording button once and tap it again if you want to stop.

You can then select a playback speed between 1x to 12x. The higher the level, the faster the video.

To save your video to your camera roll, just tap the green check mark. You can immediately share your video on Instagram.

Time lapse videos are usually shown in a faster motion similar to doing a fast forward. And the Hyperlapse app is great for documenting sunsets, a flower blooming, birds in flight or just about anything you like. It is currently available for iOS devices only.


layout instagram

Layout is the newest app from Instagram. It lets users create a single image using several photos similar to a collage.

What this app does is it instantly shows you previews of various layouts while you’re selecting pictures from your camera roll. A Faces option is available to help users easily find photos that feature people.

To rearrange photos, simply drag and drop your selected images. Photos can be flipped and rotated to create attractive arrangements and mirror effects.

Another interesting feature of the Layout app is the Photo Booth. When tapped, this functionality starts a countdown and then captures photos straight away.

This Instagram app is now available for iOS devices and soon for Android.

Instagram was acquired by Facebook in April 2012. The following year, it grew rapidly by 23 percent.

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